Achatinelloides hadibuensis

You can find these dormant (aestivating) land snails sporadically throughout Socotra, and in some locations in the many thousands.

The diversity of life on Socotra is incredible and the plant species endemic to the island rivals that of the Galapagos islands. A whopping 37% of Socotra’s around 830 plant species are endemic – they exist nowhere else in the world.

When it comes to land snails it is even more incredible. A staggering 95% of the land snail species on Socotra are found nowhere else!

Achatinelloides hadibuensis is endemic to Socotra.

Elevation: 181 meters.

Achatinelloides hadibuensis

Last updated on 28 April 2024